A New Type of Healthy Exercise for Alaskans – Fishing

Upon reading the title of this blog post you might be thinking – Fishing? Huh?

Just stay with me though…

For Alaskans getting outside during the summer months means you might be able to see some awesome wildlife such as bears, moose, bald eagles, whales, caribou, or even a wolf. 

There’s so much to do and see in Alaska, yet many are tied to their job in a cubicle or stuck inside with random things to do. 

One thing that is catching on though, (no pun intended) is fishing! Yes, fishing is already popular in Alaska but it’s growing at an even greater rate as of late due to popular Youtubers sharing their fishing videos on the web. 

A great place to hire a local fishing guide is in Juneau, AK where you can find many successful fishing charters that will take you out, provide everything, and make sure you get on the fish that day. 

Our top pick is BestDamnCharters out of Juneau AK. They will pick you up from your cruise or hotel free of charge and get you on rockfish, halibut, and salmon 6 months out of the year. 

So if you’re needing to get outdoors, get some exercise, fresh air, and sunshine, consider hiring a fishing guide in Juneau, AK like BestDamnCharters so you can have a great time and make plenty of memories. 

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We understand it can be somewhat difficult to find the right health care providers in the Anchorage, Alaska area so we have made it our mission to seek out only the best practitioners to assist. Whether you need to find a chiropractor, dentist, massage therapist, dermatologist, or a heart specialist we can help! We have been serving the Anchorage area for 20+ years and people rely on our reviews and seek our advice daily. If you think your business should be promoted here, you can always visit our Contact Page and ask to be reviewed. 

Why Sunshine is Good For You

For years, we have been told to use sunscreen and cover up in the summer, and that too much sun exposure is bad for our health. While this is true, what a lot of people don’t realize is that in moderation sunshine is good for us.

Have you ever felt sad, down or depressed during the winter months? If so, there’s a chance that you were suffering from SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, especially in Alaska with our long dark winters. The lack of sunlight during the winter can actually impair your mood, disrupting your sleep pattern, and impairing your cognitive function too.

In addition, your body needs sunlight to make vitamin D. You can take in some vitamin D through your diet, but if you get 15-20 minutes of sunlight during the day, that will help your body to make enough of this essential vitamin of its own accord.

Waking up to the morning sun, and then going to sleep when it gets dark is a normal sleep pattern for our bodies. We struggle so much to sleep these days because we often find that we need to wake up when it’s still dark, then we spend time in rooms with artificial lighting, looking at computer screens that give off glows which confuse our internal body clocks, so our brains don’t know when to secrete the hormones that are associated with wakefulness or with sleep.

That’s why taking some time away from the computer screen is so beneficial, and why spending a bit of time going for a walk in the sun will cheer us up and make us feel better.

Getting some sunshine, for a few minutes each day, can help to reduce the appearance of acne, give you healthy looking skin (a full tan is not necessarily a sign of ‘health’, and deliberate tanning can be harmful, but some exposure to the sun is beneficial), and also provide the vitamin D producing-benefits previously mentioned. Vitamin D helps your body to absorb calcium, which means that indirectly, getting some sunshine each day will help to improve the health of your teeth and bones. This is beneficial for anyone, but particularly so if you are concerned about the possibility of developing osteoporosis in later life.

So, take a moment during your lunch break to go outside and walk around the parking lot. Open your windows at home, sit out in the garden sometimes, and enjoy nature’s best, free mood boost. If you need to check out the daylight hours in Alaska, you can also use this handy little calculator. 

The Benefits Of An Annual Health Physical

health checkupAn annual physical examination is one of the best ways to get peace of mind about your health. It is a means of reviewing your current medical health and is often beneficial in finding out whether or not you are developing any new ailments. Below are some of the other major benefits of a yearly checkup, as well as some of the things you should do before going for one.

During your yearly physical examination your doctor will check your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure. When you check these yearly it is easy to monitor any change in the numbers, since a change in weight, cholesterol or blood pressure can have a negative impact on your overall health.

Your annual checkup is a great time to review you diet and exercise plan with your doctor. It is also a good time to develop a diet and exercise plan if you do not already have one. During your yearly checkup you can get your vaccinations done. Adults do not need to be vaccinated as regularly as children but you still need to keep your vaccinations current, so go ahead and have any outdated vaccines done during your health checkup, especially if you have young children who are susceptible to contagious diseases.

Your yearly checkup is also the best time to get your flu shot. You might want to consider scheduling your checkup to coincide with the flu season so that you can get a flu shot the same time that you get a full physical.

Try to visit the same doctor for your yearly checkup if possible. This approach keeps all of your health information in the same place at all times. It also means that you will have a doctor who is familiar with your health issues in case you develop a serious illness.

Before you go for your physical you should put together a list of all your current health concerns and make a list of all the medications you are currently taking. If you are going to see a new doctor it is good to have a copy of your previous health records available so that your doctor can get a clearer picture of your health throughout the years.

With all the benefits that can be gained from getting a regular checkup it is always a good idea to make one a routine part of your yearly activities. Along with your regular checkup, getting a full body analysis from the Healing Therapeutics Health and Wellness Clinic in Anchorage, AK is a necessity, at least for me. I have been getting these body analysis for several years now and they work wonders. At the clinic, Dr. Mark Stewart thoroughly examines what makes your body, – your body. He can determine what foods, exercise, and/or supplements will work best for your body. We are all different at the end of the day and finding out what’s best for your body is essential. 

Coast Guard flight paramedic provides higher level of care in Alaska

Coast Guard flight paramedic provides higher level of care in Alaska

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christine Parham, a health services technician at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, is one of the few paramedics in the Coast Guard. After joining in 2013 and training in Cape May, New Jersey, Parham begged to come to Kodiak to be an Aviation Mission Specialist. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Meredith Manning and Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Steenson.

Alaska Health Insurance for Self-Employed Individuals

Alaska Health Insurance for Self-Employed Individuals

http://www.FindQuotesToday.com If you live in Pennsylvania and need health insurance for self employed individuals, start with Find Quotes Today! Get all the benefits and coverage you need from top providers like Aetna, Blue Cross and Cigna. Your PA personal healthcare coverage could cost less- find out at FindQuotesToday.com. As an independent contractor, who will provide health care for you?

Webinar: Connecting American Indian and Alaska Native Children to Health Coverage (12/15/16)

Webinar: Connecting American Indian and Alaska Native Children to Health Coverage (12/15/16)

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities encounter barriers to health access due to remote geographic locations, lack of access to reliable internet and phone service, distrust of government programs, language and health literacy barriers, and cultural differences. A panel of experts discussed strategies to identify and engage AI/AN communities and Tribal organizations to promote Medicaid and CHIP enrollment – and specifically to help connect children in these communities to health coverage.

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Arctic Spine’s neurosurgeon Dr Marius Maxwell on KTUU ‘2 Your Health’ Alaska TV

Arctic Spine’s neurosurgeon Dr Marius Maxwell on KTUU ‘2 Your Health’ Alaska TV

Robert Heintzman tells us he tried various methods of relieving his back pain – even laser surgery a few years ago.

But as he discovered, sometimes new technology and advances in medicine are not always the best option.

We follow Robert through spine surgery the second time with Arctic Spine’s neurosurgeon Dr Marius Maxwell.

Please note that some of these images may be disturbing to some viewers.

Original video: http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/spine-surgery-gives-wasilla-man-his-life-back/24676228

Healthcare Anxiety Grows In Alaska

Healthcare Anxiety Grows In Alaska

Alaska is one of the most dangerous states in the nation many people in Alaska do not carry insurance and for them. According to the AP, alaska has some of the highest health care costs in the nation and but the Affordable Care Act just isn’t working for the states residents. Nearly a quarter of Alaska’s 740,000 residents are covered by Medicaid, which Gov. Bill Walker expanded under the ACA. Only about 19,000 Alaskans get insurance on the individual market, resulting in a tiny pool across which insurers can spread costs. as costs mount, many of those who gained coverage under the law or have affordable plans are fearful about losing their lifeline.
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